Idioms & expressions
Add new idioms and expressions to your vocabulary. Learn how to use them in real-life situations.
FYI is an abbreviation of “for your information.” This phrase informs the addressee that the message that follows is simply to provide information and requires no action on their part.
“Vice versa” is one of the most common English phrases used in formal and informal language.
The only correct way to write the phrase from the title is “bear with me.”
Practically the only context in which bated breath appears these days is following “with”—someone is waiting for something with bated breath, as referenced in the examples below.
You may not hear the expression “going to hell in a handbasket” every day, but it does exist in the English language, and natives use it when appropriate.
The term is rooted in American English, given its roots in American Christian religious traditions. Each of the two variations has to do with the other but has a distinct meaning unto itself. Let’s take a closer look.
To learn how to use these common idioms, here are the definitions of each, along with some examples and a few words about the origin.
To learn how to use it correctly, you need to understand its meaning and find out a little bit about its origin.